Parade Entertainment & Activities

Festival on Parade!

Visit the village and experience exciting entertainment and activities throughout the realm!


Are you missing Puke & Snot’s meticulously crafted bad jokes? Well wait no more, Puke will be back in Minnesota for the Festival on Parade this September! Come out and visit Puke who will surely try your patience and induce car-loads of laughter.

+ Trivia, contests, fabulous prizes, beloved festival friends and so much more!


Why did the Wacky Chicken cross the road?

Well… to bring you cotton candy at the Festival on Parade of course!


Carriage Costume Contest!

During each weekend of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Parade, Patrons are encouraged to decorate their carriage (vehicle) for a chance to win prizes! All decorations are to be Renaissance-inspired.
Take a photo of your carriage and share using #mnrenaissance #festivalonparade & #carriagecostumecontest to enter.
Any vehicle with a ticket to the Minnesota Renaissance on Parade can enter the Carriage Costume Contest.
Posts must be public to enter.
A winner will be chosen daily.
Contest Dates: Sept 19-20, 26-27 & Oct 2-4
Winners will be contacted via FB DM

Royal Pups on Parade – Canine King & Queen!

Hear Ye Hear Ye….. The crowning of a Royal Canine King & Queen continues! Eligible pups will accompany their humans in their carriages during the Festival on Parade. Use our FB Frame to capture a photo of your pup in all of their Renaissance glory (costume) and share using #mnrenaissance #festivalonparade & #royalpupsonparade to enter.

A Canine King & Queen will be chosen daily.
Posts must be public to enter.
Contest Dates: Sept 19-20, 26-27 & Oct 2-4
Winners will be contacted via FB DM
Sponsored by: Long Dog Apparel
📷: Nicholas Narog

Food Drive!

Help us drive out hunger at the Festival on Parade!
In the Royal King’s Staging Lot sponsored by Mystic Lake Casino Hotel we’re collecting food donations for Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency, Inc to help address the growing need in our communities. Consider bringing items with you when you come to the parade. (Please note that items should not be past their “best by” or expiration dates.)
Just drive by the festival food donation location or flag down a Cap Ambassador and they will collect your items.

Blood Drive!